Tuesday, October 23, 2007

What a dope I am!

As you can see by the count-down counter in the side bar to the right, Lori and I are scheduled to be in Las Vegas in 23 days on November 16th. Everything was set. Reservations were made with the hotel, airlines and rental car. The people we are going to visit when we're there, (Tara and her beau) had us penciled in on their calender so their weekend would be free to jointly find out if Sin City really does live up to the name.

That is until Tara asked me to confirm when we were going to be there. It seems that I left a comment on her blog stating we would be there a week earlier, 11/9 - 11/13. She even found the email I sent her confirming the dates of 11/16 - 11/19.

WTF?

I knew it couldn't be her that was wrong, because I'm a guy and we fuck up things like dates and times A LOT! I also know that my files are organized meticulously, so now I had to confirm the date discrepancy.

I got out of bed (check my email in the AM with my laptop) and check my meticulously organized files for the reservation paperwork for the airlines, hotel and rental car.


I located the paperwork right where I'd left in the meticulously organized pile on the left. I checked the hotel confirmation. It was for 11/9 - 11/13 just as I said in my comment. I checked the airline reservation. WHOOPS! I fucked up! The reservation for the airline was for a week later; 11/16 - 11/19.

I'm bad, because the rental car was reserved for 11/16 - 11/19 too.

So I get on the phone to the hotel and see if they can change the reservation. NOPE! All booked up!

AW CRAP!

No choice but to try and change the airline and rental car reservations. I didn't have much hope for that at this late a date. I knew even if by some miracle the airline would change the reservations, it would cost me a pretty penny to change them at this late a date.

I get on the phone with Southwest and explain my problem to the reservation agent. He checked the records and low and behold, he was able to change the reservations to the same weekend as the hotel reservations! He even saved me $26 because I'm flying about and hour earlier each way.

Next I called the rental car company and they changed the reservation without a problem.

So, Tara, we will definitely be arriving in Las Vegas on Friday 11/9 and leaving on Monday the 13th.

Sin City here we come! I can't wait!

How I ever fucked this up I'll never knows.


PS
If your in the area on those dates and want to hang out, let me know, K? We can find out together if Sin City really does live up to it's reputation. ;-)

9 comments:

Sandi said...

Yikes! Glad you got your mixup fixed:)
Have a great time!

jillie said...

Glad to hear you were able to change it.

TUG said...

Crap, now you tell us. And Tara kept it a secret as well. I'm traveling that weekend as well. Had I known a few weeks ago I might have changed my mind to come to LV.

Well, I tell myself that but I probably wouldn't change my mind...not for this trip. But I would give it some serious consideration.

BTExpress said...

Tug - I'm sorry you can't join us. Next time read my posts. I posted about this trip a few times. Guess I'll just have to entertain the ladies by myself. :-)

lime said...

wow, that could have been a real problem. glad you got it all worked out and cheaper to boot1 have a fun trip!

MizMouthy said...

LOL! I love your meticulously organized pile :) I am so happy for you that you were able to get it all straightened out!
I hope you have a great time in Vegas... I can't wait to see pictures and hear stories about all of the "trouble" you and Lori get into! LOL. You guys are THE cutest!
Thank you also for all of your sweet and supportive comments while I have been away :)

Tara Tainton said...

Now that we *definitely* know the dates of your visit, we'll DEFINITELY be ready and waiting... I'm sure you can offer plenty of entertainment for us hot ladies as well. But you may have to share our attentions with C of course... as I recall, both of your birthdays are right around this timeframe and we're out to make it a dual-man sexy-style birthday bash! ;)

And that photo of your desk is hilarious! I'm apparently your exact opposite in that regard. ;)

counting down the days...

xoxo
Tara

patti_cake said...

OMG I am SO glad you got things straightened out. That could have been very very messy (and expensive)

Jes said...

I'm so jealous!! I LOOOOOVE Vegas!!!! Throw a few bucks down on 14 for me (if you get near a roulette table). :)